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    Default New house kitchen/dining

    Hey guys

    We're building a new house and I'm looking for opinions on our kitchen in particular. I think the corner pantry uses up alot of space and would prefer a straight corner.. any suggestions on how to maximise our space here? No room for a walk in pantry. We do eat dinner at the table every night so don't want to extend too far into that space as it's already small. We won't have a TV in this living area as they'll be in the other lounge.

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    The corner pantry does take up a lot of room. Also it looks Iike the pantry door will clash with the stove/oven.

    I personally dislike having the sink on the breakfast bar area. I hate having the dirty dishes where people might be sitting on the other side. Also I prefer a big open bench to bake on (mixer, bowls, trays etc), but it’s really up to you how you cook.

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    Thanks, this is another thing I've been unsure of but not sure where else to put it at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-DJ Nette View Post
    The corner pantry does take up a lot of room. Also it looks Iike the pantry door will clash with the stove/oven.

    I personally dislike having the sink on the breakfast bar area. I hate having the dirty dishes where people might be sitting on the other side. Also I prefer a big open bench to bake on (mixer, bowls, trays etc), but it’s really up to you how you cook.
    I’m the same. I hate sinks in the island bench. They looks messy, break up bench space.
    I don’t know how you would rearrange that kitchen though.

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    Default New house kitchen/dining

    I think the original layout is ok, it’s a bit old school though. You could put a walk in pantry behind the kitchen, but you’d need to take a bit of space from the room behind.

    If you’re not planning on putting a TV in this area would you be open to having it as just a kitchen and dining? You could then do a really big kitchen (using the dining space as well) and have a large dining room (the current living room). That would look amazing.

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    Or if you still want a living area you could do something like this Adjustments.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    I think the original layout is ok, it’s a bit old school though. You could put a walk in pantry behind the kitchen, but you’d need to take a bit of space from the room behind.

    If you’re not planning on putting a TV in this area would you be open to having it as just a kitchen and dining? You could then do a really big kitchen (using the dining space as well) and have a large dining room (the current living room). That would look amazing.

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    this is what I'd suggest too.
    or any way to turn kitchen more into a galley style with island bench

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    Quote Originally Posted by blissfulfairy View Post
    Hey guys

    We're building a new house and I'm looking for opinions on our kitchen in particular. I think the corner pantry uses up alot of space and would prefer a straight corner.. any suggestions on how to maximise our space here? No room for a walk in pantry. We do eat dinner at the table every night so don't want to extend too far into that space as it's already small. We won't have a TV in this living area as they'll be in the other lounge.

    Ideas welcome! Thank you
    This layout is pretty much exactly the same
    to the house we are buying. If you have your stove top/ under bench oven on that left wall, can you reverse the swing of the corner pantry? Or can you have a flat pantry door but still as a corner pantry? This is a photo of the kitchen in the house we’re buying to show what I mean. The pantry is still a corner pantry. Adjustments.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Or if you still want a living area you could do something like this Attachment 105071
    This is a much better design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Or if you still want a living area you could do something like this Attachment 105071
    I would do this, even if it means you can only fit a small sitting area for the living space, or just ditch the living area altogether. I would much rather have one lounge room and a good sized kitchen, than 2 lounges and a pokey kitchen. In your current plan, the kitchen seems like an afterthought.


 

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